Liposuction should be a jumpstart to a new you, not a recurring event. Success after surgery depends on two key ingredients. You’ve probably already guessed what they are: diet and exercise.
Make Your Belly Beautiful From the Inside Out
Maintaining a healthy figure starts with developing healthier habits. Improving your diet and making wise choices about what foods you are eating can help you maintain your post-tummy tuck figure. Each meal should be divided into quarters consisting of veggies, fruits, whole grains and proteins (like meats, beans, eggs and nuts). Make sure you cover your daily calcium requirements by having three cups of dairy. Check out http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ for the proper know-how of building your daily meals.
Not only will eating right help maintain your figure, but it will improve the appearance of your skin and hair. Plus, with a nutritious diet, you’ll experience higher energy levels.
Stay Trim and Toned with Regular Exercise
Get in the swing of a new workout routine by setting a goal before you undergo your tummy tuck. At a minimum, have either 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week, or 20 minutes of vigorous exercise three times a week. For the most benefit to your body, add strength training exercises to your routine twice a week.
Establish a new habit by starting small. Try to manage a brisk half-hour walk after work each weekday, or a run three times a week. Don’t get discouraged if you miss a day – it may take some time to get into the habit of a new workout routine.
Strengthening you body with a good workout routine prior to surgery will help you heal faster after surgery. Livingston Plastic Surgery will coach you on when it is safe to start exercising again after your surgery.
Other Things You Can Do to Stay on Track
Managing stress levels is highly effective for maintaining your physical and emotional health. Keep order in your life by getting enough sleep and taking proactive steps to staying relaxed. Activities like yoga are a good way to unwind, and will help ensure that your new body stays limber and strong. Staying in control of your stress levels will have you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated months after your surgery.
For more information on how a little nip ‘n tuck can jumpstart a healthy lifestyle, contact Livingston Plastic Surgery.